Knitted with three colored yarn in traditional Estonian fair-isle style. The pattern comes from Urvaste area in Võru County. It is an ancient geometrical pattern, depicting powerful and protective 8-pointed star. The little crosses add extra protection and warmth to this pair, as the whole palm part is three layered.
This pattern is in Estonian National Museum filed under ERM A 6:11 and it is knitted in 1740 by a Vana-Antsla student. It was collected in 1920.
Tightly knitted using 0-size needles and DK weight yarn. The off-white yarn is natural sheep color, 100% wool from Estonia. The pink is hand dyed, natural Estonian wool. They are perfect to block wind and wear in winter. Beautiful lacy ribbing is very elegant, like a bracelet around your wrist.
The gloves are color-worked all the way to the fingertips, which makes them warmer than average thin one-layer gloves. The yarn being rather thin makes them very comfortable to wear and they fit like a second skin.